Stand Up and Be Counted: A Collection of Editorials That Redefined the June 4, 1979 Revolution in Ghana

The day after Elizabeth Ohene was appointed Acting Editor of the Daily Graphic (the saga of the appointment is recounted in this book), six top military leaders were executed by the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council, formed by Junior Officers and Other Ranks of the Ghana Armed Forces after the June 4 revolt.

Stand Up and Be Counted is the title of the editorial published by the Daily Graphic the day after the executions. It was a chaotic period and this collection of editorials paints a vivid picture of the events of the period, through to the first year of President Limann’s government. More than a quarter of a century later, the editorials are still alive and make interesting reading for students of history and indeed for observers of current events.

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